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Pacific recalls Schwinn infant bike helmets, sold only at Target

Published May 17, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Pacific Cycle is recalling 129,000 Schwinn-branded infant bike helmets, sold at Target between January, 2014 and last month. The magnetic buckle on the helmet's chin strap has small plastic cover and magnets that can come loose, creating the danger that an infant could choke or ingest a magnet.

Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being told to stop using the helmets and contact Pacific for instructions on how to receive a replacement helmet. 

Consumers can call Pacific Cycle toll-free at 877-564-2261 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, email or go online to and click on "Support" then "Safety & Recalls" or to and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall. The helmets are made for infants ranging from one to three years old. The helmet and its straps come in various colors and design patterns. The buckles have small plastic covers and enclosed magnets. "SCHWINN" is printed on the front of the helmets. 

More information: CPSC recall notice.


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